A new movie about Atlanta’s shameful teacher cheating scandal is in the works. The movie titled “Wrong Answer” is in the production stages, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The movie stars actor Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station,” “The Wire”) who plays Damany Lewis, the first teacher to be fired in 2012 after he admitted his role in the scandal.
The complex investigation into Atlanta’s largest public school cheating scandal culminated with an emotionally charged hearing at the Fulton County Courthouse in April. Abrasive Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sat in judgment of 10 black former educators as if they were domestic terrorists. The sentences he handed down were considered harsh even by Atlanta standards.
The AJC says “Wrong Answer” is likely to be based on a New Yorker magazine article of the same name. AJC education writer Maureen Downey doubts the film will give credit to The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s excellent investigative team or the role they played in uncovering the cheating scandal.
I wonder who will be cast as crotchety Judge Jerry Baxter?